Sesame Street
Telly tries to wait out his birthday
Air date May 2, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors F, Z, 2
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Everyone is setting up a party for Telly Monster's birthday, but Telly is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Telly is seen sitting on a bench in the park. He fears people may forget about his birthday and not doing anything to celebrate, so he's staying in the park to avoid any bad feelings.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Back on the street, the adults decide to kill time until Telly is found with a party game. They all sing "A Cat Had a Birthday."
Cartoon-eat a Z
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(First: Episode 1340)
ProfGrover--School
Muppets Professor Grover teaches his students what "school" is, but he instead gets the lesson.
(First: Episode 1969)
Twinkle Twinkle red yellow
Animation Red and yellow dots play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(First: Episode 1979)
Film.bees
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
(First: Episode 1117)
AngryActor
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(First: Episode 2061)
Eb.sitting
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to help him carry his heavy groceries, but Ernie is too busy thinking about all the things he can do as he sits in a chair: breathing, listening, and smelling.
(First: Episode 1449)
RockFlip
Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
(First: Episode 2021)
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SCENE 2 Telly considers going back to the street, but decides to stay put. Meanwhile, everyone considers postponing the party for another time. Oscar the Grouch and Grundgetta stop them so they can sing an unhappy birthday song ("A Very Unhappy Birthday (To You)").
2train
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
3161q
Muppets Gordon reads the story of "Stan and Dan." Dan copies everything that Stan does, until Dan becomes a hippie.
(First: Episode 2030)
666a
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch and Feel."
(First: Episode 0252)
1091-34
Muppets Farley looks for his lost toy box.
(First: Episode 0279)
1706d
Animation 2 farmers
(First: Episode 1599)
Ernie.3honkers
Muppets Ernie counts 3 Honkers as they arrange themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 1746)
Ringmaster2
Cartoon The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1287)
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SCENE 3 Oscar finds Telly and tells him about what's been going on, enjoying how some tidbits make him feel sad. Telly is happy to know his party is not yet canceled.
Blownose
Film I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
E&BJungle
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert search for Dr. Livingstone.
(First: Episode 1736)
2682i
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping. (edited)
(First: Episode 0049)
IceFollies-Monsters
Muppets Ice Follies: Grover and Cookie Monster get into zany antics as they try to play leap frog.
(First: Episode 0795)
Film-CarInMud
Film Several people help a man when his car is stuck in the mud.
(First: Episode 0619)
Toon.Zinspace
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Film-BabyEagle
Film Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
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SCENE 4 Telly appears behind the fence as the adults discuss calling off the party again. Telly gets their attention and they wish him a happy birthday.
InOutBarrel
Cartoon A blue man demonstrates in and out with the help of a barrel.
BabyHonker
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1616)
F.Fire
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(First: Episode 1614)
FutureJobs01

FutureJobs02
Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)
Toon.BESOletters
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
Chaplin-Rain
Cast Charlie Chaplin looks for a way to stay dry in the rain.
(First: Episode 1739)
CatLion
Cartoon A black cat chases after a white one, until a white lion steps in.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0255)
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SCENE 5 Telly describes to everyone what happened with him earlier and he's presented with his birthday cake. He doesn't know what to do now, so Bob sings "Blow Out the Candles." Oscar gives Telly his present - an orange.


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